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The ability to save a cartridge-based game to the cartridge. The battery is usually good for tens of thousands of saves, and made ridiculously long character passwords obsolete.
Usually yellow and black striped, these flying, flower loving loving insects can come singly or in a swarm. A major producer of honey and stings.
When the player character (re)visits a certain area or location that was also present in a previous game, or visited later on in the same game, with some alterations.
Begging various NPCs can sometimes earn the beggar a few pieces of silver, but other times it will simply draw the ire of the NPC.
Hiding items, rooms, and all kinds of things behind waterfalls is one of the oldest concepts in the history of games.
Birdmen are large birds that can talk or half-bird half-man creatures. Are often depicted as wise, in spite of having bird brains.
Winged, usually flying creatures, many of which enjoy perching on branches and defecating on unfortunate victims below.
The concept of moving blocks around to certain areas such as highlighted squares, or switches, or in order to get past a maze.
The game mechanic of blowing into a microphone to simulate blowing air in a game.
Bats, hammers, wrenches, maces, staves, or even brass knuckles. These are weapons intended for blunt trauma rather than cutting or slicing.
Games which feature creatures who make use of the natural excretions of their body to lay waste to their enemies.
A member of the Moblin family, they typically act as basic infantry in the Zelda titles.
Not all bosses can handle the player by themselves. Many use waves of lesser enemies to fight for them while they rest, and some even let these minions do all the work.
A boss fight is a culminating challenge that pits the player against one or more enemies representing a greater threat and/or difficulty than those previously faced. These scenarios typically feature unique antagonists.
A long, usually ominous hallway leading into a boss fight.
A distinct and predictable pattern of attacks or movement a boss takes. This can be based in reaction to a player's actions or simply a stringent script the boss adheres to.
When players must fight all of the bosses of the game at once. This can either be an optional mode, or a required sequence. Boss Rush can also mean a game where the player only fights bosses.
A boss battle seen from the bosses point of view.
Video game bosses are usually the main antagonist, and arch nemesis of the main protagonist. In most cases the end of a game is when the main character defeats the final boss.
Glass that can be broken and destroyed in real-time.
In video games, breaking the fourth wall occurs when a game becomes aware of its nature as a game, or when a character directly acknowledges the player.
This shows you how long you have until you start wishing you had gills. When your breath runs out, you may take damage, or you may expire right there, depending on how sadistic the game designers were!
The most prestigious awards in the British videogame calender, the BAFTA Video Game Award honour the achievements of the best game developers and their games.
Broken English is English with improper spelling, grammar, or syntax, and is most commonly found within older video games as a result of poor English localization.
A concept in which a player is assisted physically by another human or AI controlled player. Examples of this are getting help to climb over a ledge or disabling a laser grid.
Some cooperative games let the players pick up and toss each other around. Sometimes this serves a purpose, like killing an enemy or leap over a gap but most of the time it just serves as an aspiration to great assholery.
Bulblins are a race of green, orc-like enemies in Twilight Princess.
Business Scrubs are Deku Scrubs that try to sell certain items to Link.
Several games feature button glitches or button cancels. One that comes to mind is Halo 2, with the use of the BXR, BXB, and RXR button glitches
Button Mashing is a term used to describe gameplay where certain skills can be only realized explicitly through mashing buttons, a reckless player trying to get results or when the game rewards the player(s) who bash buttons the fastest. The latter example is common in Party Games.
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